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Spring 2019 Tulips & Bunnies Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spring has officially arrived, even though Winter still has a bit of a hold on us here in New England. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect time to start refreshing the rooms of our homes – whether that means diving into a deep spring cleaning session, switching out heavy winter curtains for something softer, or arranging flowers in a favorite vase (or two). We love starting any seasonal refresh in an entryway space, because it’s often the easiest and simplest space to spruce up. We hope that today’s Idea Board inspires you to refresh and recreate the look in your own entryway, and ultimately, throughout your house.

Spring 2019 Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. Pemaquid Cottage End Table2. Dutch Tulip Plaque3. Tulip Faux Floral Bunch |
4. Scrolled Edge Rubber Mat Tray5. Flower Basket Bunny Doormat6. Bunny Ears Ceramic Vase

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Thursday’s Theme: The Garden of Our Dreams (a wishlist)

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

March snow made another appearance last night, which has us thinking even more about spring. For this week’s Thursday’s Theme, we’ve compiled a few photos of plants and features we would love to have in our [dream] garden. Tell us what’s on your wishlist, and share your spring gardening plans with us in a comment below.

Flowers, of course.

We love when a variety of colors and shapes makes a bold and cheerful statement in a garden – especially when they are mixed together.

Photo by Luxescapes, LLCBrowse landscaping ideas

Vegetables, of course.

Yes, the garden of our dreams would be both a flower garden and vegetable garden. Handmade raised beds for the latter, please.

Photo by Gardenalia Property Services, LLCDiscover landscaping design ideas

Moving up.

A vertical section would be perfect up against a fence, a decorative trellis or a bare exterior wall (yes, cats would definitely be the rulers of our garden).

Photo by Edger Landscape DesignLook for landscaping design inspiration

A creative/whimsical feature.

We could definitely get creative with some potted plants and displays, like this one showing a terracotta pot tipped over, “spilling” the flowers out into the mulch. Or a shovel garden stake adorned with metal garden pots.

Photo by Just Us LandscapingMore landscaping photos

Multi Pot Shovel Plant Stand | Web Exclusive | Garden Decor | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A gathering place.

Above all else, we’d love a garden we could share with friends and loved ones. An outdoor table with enough space for coffee, tea (or a cocktail) and snacks would be the cherry on top of our dream garden sundae.

Photo by Susie Watson DesignsDiscover landscaping design inspiration

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Thursday’s Theme: Shamrock Craft Projects

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We’ve gathered up some craft projects in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all the way up until March 17th, with every level of craftiness in mind. Let us know if you give any a try, and happy creating!

Shamrock Garland | Richelle's Creative Corner

The felt shamrock garland to the left is an easy way to add a charming amount of shamrock whimsy to a mantel, bookshelf or window. Green rope, sparkly thread or fishing line are great ways to enhance or amplify the look of each shamrock.

And if you have a stockpile of felt, you can also make the felt shamrocks below with some hot glue, a sewing needle and some thread.

Using multiple shades of green will add dimension to each craft project, thus making your St. Patrick’s Day display more interesting and fun to create and admire.

Felt Shamrocks | Positively Splendid by Amy Bell

Sparkly green pipe cleaners (or plain green pipe cleaners) are the perfect size for colorful beads.
Click on the image for the tutorial showing how to craft the ideal shamrock shape.

Beaded Shamrocks | Fun-A-Day

This craft is just as fun for kids as it is for parents and loved ones.
Keep it in your crafting arsenal to recreate the look every year.

Four Leaf Clover Craft | Simple Everyday Mom

This craft has the potential to be the messiest out of all of these, but aren’t the messy crafts the most fun? Mix up the colors or stick with classic green; these shamrocks are both personal and whimsical.

Fingerprint Shamrock Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun

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